Integrated Distributed Maintenance System
Original Publication Date: 1980-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
Disclosed is a technique for minimizing hard failures in a multi-processor system. The technique takes advantage of system structures that include more than one intelligent processor or controller by integrating into each processor or controller the capability to act as a service processor for the remainder of the system. This is in contrast to prior-art systems where a separate external maintenance device is required.